Biological Psychology Major, BA

Campus: Westchester


Prepares students for graduate school in both research and applied psychology and biology areas and for entry-level employment in such fields.

Note for students interested in taking the MCAT and/or applying to medical school:

Please contact departmental advisor at (914) 773-3791 for necessary special advisement. Such students typically need the following courses: PHY 111 General Physics I and PHY 112 General Physics II and MAT 131 Calculus I. Moreover, some medical schools also require applicants to have taken MAT 132 Calculus II.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 48
Open Electives 25-36
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

Includes the following major-required courses:

University Core
PSY 112Introduction to Psychology4
CHE 111General Chemistry I4
CHE 112General Chemistry II4
CHE 223Organic Chemistry I5
CHE 224Organic Chemistry II5
MAT 134Introduction to Probability and Statistics3-4
or MAT 142 Introductory Statistics for Psychology

 Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Required Courses
BIO 101General Biology I4
BIO 102General Biology II4
BIO 231Genetics4
BIO 251Principles of Human Anatomy4
BIO 334General Physiology4
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology I3
PSY 205Statistics in Psychology and Allied Fields4
PSY 277Evolutionary Psychology4
PSY 311Biological Psychology3-4
or BIO 325 Neurobiology
PSY 380Experimental Psychology I4
PSY 381Experimental Psychology II4
Major Electives
Select two Psychology courses6
Total Credits48-49

Open Electives (25-36 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 25-36 credits 125-36
Total Credits25-36